Crank of the Week - October 3, 2010 - 10:10

Faced with a public that has rejected the IPCC generated global warming crisis and is increasingly deaf to the rantings of eco-activists, a UK group known as 10:10 has revealed the true nature of the environmentalist fringe community in a desperate attempt to recapture the public's attention. The mechanism chosen is a brief video that shows a charming group of English school children being “educated” about global warming by their teacher. When a few students refuse to go along with the green propaganda love-fest the teacher pushes a button, which causes the recalcitrant children to explode.

The release of the video and the outcry against it has been dubbed “splattergate” by climate science critic Marc Morano (see interview) and the video called “the face of evil” and an “eco-jihad” by others. One online source described the video this way:

This advertisement is real. It was created by an environmental organization based in the UK. It contains four scenarios in which people – including school children – who express ambivalence toward reducing their personal carbon footprint are blown to pieces.

It’s difficult to exaggerate this. In this video, people are murdered for expressing a different opinion. As a bonus, those in the vicinity get splattered with blood and gore.

The students are not alone in paying a gory price for not toeing the environmentalist line—three more scenes follow repeating the eco-snuff action for a group of office workers, a football (soccer) team, and a person making a public service announcement. Each time the catch phrase “no pressure” is uttered, a red button is pushed and carnage erupts. The makers of the film claim they thought it would be funny, seeing people explode into gobs of red goo. Watch the video yourself and see what you think.

This is certainly a new low even for radical environmentalism. In a shocking public display of their disdain for ecological non-believers, 10:10 has shown that the eco-fringe has less in common with benign charities working for the public good and more in common with child pornographers, crush-snuff film makers, and radical militants who behead captives on video. Here is the sociopathic mindset of the eco-fascist movement stripped bare—refuse to think as they think and you will be killed, horribly and publicly, as a message to others.

What sorts of depraved minds can conceive, create and distribute such intellectual excrement? What kind of message are they trying to impart to our children? Here are the comments of one UK blogger regarding the video:

This is quite a characteristic of the warmist breed – The Guardian is rigorous in its censorship and now the 10:10 authoritarian streak asserts itself. Freedom of speech is only in the vocabulary of the eco-fascists as long as you agree with them. But most of all, Franny, Lizzie, Eugenie and the whole 10:10 team are cowards. They can dish it out, but they can't take it.

Bad science and publicly lying about the prospects of global warming pale in comparison to this repugnant demonstration of intolerance from sick minds. In a compassionate world, the people at 10:10 would be placed under psychiatric care and given the help they so desperately need. Unfortunately, all we have to give them is this Crank of the Week.

10:10 apologizes, then apologizes for the apology

Apparently 10:10 was not only embarrassed about their bloody schoolroom splatter flick, but also by the first “apology” they issued for it. The flippant "Oh well, live and learn" statement has been replaced by something a little more serious. For a while both "apologies" were online simultaneously but now both the video and first apology have been removed from their website. Taken from the site on October 4, 2010:

As you may have heard, last week, 10:10 made a mistake by releasing a short film about cutting carbon which was supposed to be humorous but in the event upset a lot of people. We quickly realised that we had made a serious mistake and took it down from our website within hours.

We also issued a statement apologising but there has subsequently been quite a lot of negative comment, particularly on blogs, and understandable concern from others working hard to build support for action on climate change.

We are also sorry to our corporate sponsors, delivery partners and board members, who have been implicated in this situation despite having no involvement in the film’s production or release.